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Getting Off The Pill Ovarian Cysts
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I have had an ovarian cyst for 3 months and was taking the pill when I got it. I stopped taking the pill 2 days ago. Will this make my cyst worse?
Unlikely: Depending on it's size you may want to watch it closely, but it is as likely to go away as to get worse. Since it developed in spite of being on the pill it is not likely to act differently simply because you are now off of the pill. ...Read more
I have an ovarian cyst and was place on BC. I still have typically cyst symptoms even while on the pill. Is this normal?
Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Is it normal to just spot once in the pill free week with no bleeding on the first month of the pill? Was given bc for ovarian cysts.
Yes: Your periods will usually be light on the pill. It is perfectly normal. It is possible some months just to spot or even have no period at all. Of course, if you have no period at all, get a pregnancy test just to make sure you're not pregnant. ...Read more
I've gained weight since turning 40. It's as if my metabolism completely shut down. I'm on the pill for ovarian cysts, can this be the culprit?
Definitly not: Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain or slowing of the metabolism. Perhaps you are thinking of polycystic ovarian syndrome where weight gain and slow metabolism cause the ovary to exhibit typical finding of multiple small 1 cm cysts. These cysts are a result not the cause. ...Read more
My 16 yr old daughter found out today that she has a 7 CM ovarian cyst. (on the pill) she can barely move from the pain! What do we do?
See gynecologist!: 7 cm cysts are usually benign but may need surgery due to size. Pain can be due to "torsion" or twisting of the blood supply to the ovary, risking the health of that ovary. The pain can be from the size of the ovary or partial rupture. Surgery does not necessarily require removal of the ovary but could be only removal of the cyst. ...Read more
I'm on my first month of LoEstrin Fe to dissolve an ovarian cyst. I'm on day 22 of my normal cycle but day 11 of the pill. I'm spotting. Normal?
Can be: Normally we like to start pill on first day of period, but not always practical. The dose of the pill may not be high enough to offset your body's normal cycle and that could explain the spotting. The pill may blunt your normal period resulting in less bleeding than normal. I am assuming your gyn doctor recommending several cycles of pill. If issue continues, discuss with them. Change pill? ...Read more
I was diagnosed with hpv, I have persistent ovarian cysts and take birth control. Should I take a break from the pill? Scared of infertility
Dr. Put me on birthcontrol pills for ovarian cyst, why is that and can I stop to get preggo, why I get ovarian cyst already have one kid?
Do I get functional ovarian cysts while I'm on pill continuously? No period. Supposed not to have ovulation. Found a cyst and gone. Do I repeat this?
You shouldn't: Since you shouldn't ovulate on the pill, you shouldn't get functional cysts. ...Read more
I'm19 and have 5cm ovarian cyst. My doctor told me to get bc pills, or surgery if the cyst grows. Which is the best option? Do I need surgery now?
I get cramps while taking pills and irregular bleeding. Could it be endometriosis or ovarian cyst?
Yes and no: If by pills you mean birth control pills, then sometimes they can not help with irregular bleeding, they don't typically cause irregular bleeding separately. Endometriosis can definitely cause irregular bleeding, but birth control pills are used to treat it. Ovarian cyst, unless a cyst that makes estrogen typically doesn't cause bleeding. ...Read more
If I'm not on birth control, I get large painful ovarian cysts. My OBGYN says to stay on pill, but is that safe long term? Should I get a 2nd opinion?
Very safe: Birth control pills have lots of non-contraceptive benefits that are seldom discussed. They decrease the risk of anemia and non-cancerous breast lumps as well as the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and are considered safe until age 35 even in smokers unless you have other risk factors. ...Read more
I have ovarian cyst, and past 15 days I m on contraceptive pills. Can I expect to get pregnant this cycle? Can I ovulate?
Ovarian cyst: If you are using ocp your are not suppose to get pregnant or unless you don't take them as prescribed. There is no method that is 100% effective, and that includes the pill. Ovarian cysts can come from multiple causes. Did you start taking the pill the first sunday after your period? Is this a new condition or have you had this cyst for a long time? ...Read more
How do you know my ovarian cyst is functional cyst with one Ultrasound? I worry since my period and bleeding get heavier. Was on pill but quit lately
Repeat sonogram: Repeat sono after next period. Functional cyst should disappear. It is not unusual for period to become heavier after you stop the Pill ...Read more
8m ago had a ruptured ovarian cyst, was put on a high hormone pill, 1month ago found another one, dr says ovary is immune to pill, can I still get preg?
How long do you have to take birth control pills for the ovarian cyst to go away and get pregnant?
1-2 months: Bcps stop the functioning of the ovary as they become the source of hormones for the body. This allows the cyst to regress in 1-2 months. ...Read more
I continue to get ovarian cysts when on a different continuous birth control pills year round for endometriosis. Last one was serous cystedoma. Could changing birth control pills potentially help.
What should I do about my ovarian cyst I'm taking on birth control pills my menstrual cycl I really want to know because I real I want to get pregnant?
What should I do about my ovarian cyst I'm taking on birth control pills my menstrual cycle I really want to know because I real I want to get pregnant?
Discuss with Gynecol:
Ovarian cysts do not cause any problem with your menstrual cycle and do not cause you not to be pregnant.
Treatment of ovarian cyst depends on the size and any associated symptoms. I will suggest you discuss your concerns with your gynecologist as he/she can answer your question. ...Read more
I have a ovarian cyst and I've been prescribed pills to treat it 6months ago but it doesn't work. What should I do and how soon? How dangerous can it be
Depends: Most ovarian cysts are not dangerous. Usually size is one of the factors we look at, . ...Read more
Is that possible to have ovarian cyst or cancer while I'm on Pill? I have thought OC reduces the risk.
Ovarian cyst and Stress. Are they related? Any way to prevent or grow cyst? I'm on pill for that but anything other?
Found septated ovarian cysts, 1.5cm and 4.5cm. Recurrence. Been taking pills since last surgery for removing endometrioma. Anything serious to worry?
No: Given your age, this is probably of low concern. Assuming you are not experiencing pain, I would follow these with ultrasound. If stable and not changing, you could consider doing nothing. ...Read more
Could you tell me how to decrease size of ovarian cyst? Maybe endometrioma. I wanna try everything I can do before having another surgery. Am on pill.
Patience: Stay on the pill and give it time. If this is a "functional" cyst, it will go away over the course of a couple cycles. Stay on the pill in the meantime - you are doing everything right. ...Read more
Yes and no: Yes for the pain pills, no for the abx. There may be another reason for the abx. Please ask your doctor. ...Read more
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